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Preparing for partnership: Using dilemmas to help teacher candidates apply anti-bias praxis to problem solving

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Teacher educators are charged with supporting adult learners as they prepare to collaborate with diverse families and colleagues . In this research, we examined how a cohort of teacher candidates (N = 29) developed over a semester in their understanding, dispositions, and knowledge of strategies for partnership through the dilemmas writing assignments using a Grounded Theory approach. The assignment and range of responses from teacher candidates are described, as are implications for teacher educators in helping candidates develop and articulate an anti-bias praxis and build an understanding of their ethical commitment as early childhood professionals to promote equity. (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
Country:
United States

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